The injury hits keep coming for South Carolina baseball.
On the same day it was announced that catcher Chris Cullen is out for the season, South Carolina announced that shortstop Madison Stokes suffered a broken right wrist. He will be out for 6 to 8 weeks with the injury suffered when he was hit by a pitch in Saturday’s game at Missouri.
The junior starting shortstop is batting .224 with 18 runs scored, 10 doubles, three homers and 17 RBIs on the year.
With Stokes out, South Carolina likely will move LT Tolbert from second base to shorstop. At second, Justin Row is a likely candidate, while right fielder Jacob Olson also has the ability to play second. However, Olson has shown a great arm in the outfield and has been a solid presence in right field.
The Gamecocks already are without ace Clarke Schmidt, who suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament and had season-ending Tommy John surgery.